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Make Peace Not War

This article was originally submitted on the 30th March 2022 President Joe Biden, on a recent visit to Warsaw, shared his thoughts on the war in Ukraine: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” This statement followed his calling Vladimir Putin a “butcher.” The invasion of Ukraine was unacceptable, brutal, and heartbreaking. But […]

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The case against a Ukrainian ‘no-fly zone’

If you want peace, do not prepare for nuclear war Enforcing a no-fly zone over the skies of Ukraine would be the singularly most idiotic action that NATO could undertake in this moment. I woke up one morning recently to see “liberal” journalists coming out gaspingly in favour of this idea. For those drunk on […]

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The tragedy of Ukraine and the demise of meaningful dialogue

Today, I’m thinking of an interview the comedian Russell Howard did a few years ago with Daryl Davis, a Black musician and activist whose remarkably civil conversations and friendships with members of the Ku Klux Klan gradually lead them to disavow their own racism. It is a fascinating, at times inspiring conversation. Specifically, I’m thinking […]

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Night falls on NATO

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”  President Muffley, Dr Strangelove Europe will not go to war over Ukraine. If it does, I will eat my hat (which could turn out to be rather appetising compared to the normal rations in the nuclear bunkers). Instead, we will stand by and watch […]

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Uncertainty is Putin’s ace to play

We all hoped that 2022 would be a better year than 2021. But we’re a month in and Russia is already threatening to make a move on Ukraine. There are 100,000 Russian troops within reach of the Ukrainian border, and 8500 American troops on high alert for possible deployment to the region. Despite negotiations, tensions […]

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NATO’s militaristic hard power is not the appropriate response to foreign conflicts

This month the NATO summit is being hosted in Wales. However, ‘inflicted’ may be a more appropriate phrase than ‘hosted’. Whilst the Welsh First Minister publicly welcomed the visit as an opportunity to internationally “showcase Wales”, the question remains whether Wales actually supports NATO’s invasion. Judging by a week of ‘alternative’ events, organized by Stop […]